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English prosecutors have dropped a case against a 25-year-old woman accused of illegally procuring an abortion. The woman was reported to police after she underwent an emergency caesarean section 31 weeks into her pregnancy and was found to have evidence of abortion pills in her system.

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Retired judges have been recruited to address the soaring court backlog in England and Wales. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, has authorised the recruitment of 65 retired judges to deal with cases. The judges, half of whom are in their 70s, will aid in the effort to reduce the backlo

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It will take over 125 years for black people to be properly represented in the judiciary, the Law Society of England and Wales has said. Research by the society found that it would take until the year 2149 for the representation of black people to match their presence in the general population.

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Women barristers in England and Wales earn almost 35 per cent less than men in the profession, figures from the Bar Council show. Men earned on average about £86,000 annually in fee income. For women, the figure was a mere £57,000.

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Property lawyers have been urged to prepare for a housing market crash similar to that seen in 2007 and 2008. England and Wales' Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), which regulates conveyancing firms, has recommended solicitors prepare for a 40 per cent fall in deals.

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Men should refrain from discussing sport and "opera" in the workplace to avoid excluding women and minorities, according to an English judge. Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, said that conversations at work dominated by such discussions could prevent women and ethnic-minority people from takin

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A new report has found that the judiciary in England and Wales is “institutionally racist”. The study, undertaken by the University of Manchester and barrister Keir Monteith KC, found that judicial discrimination was directed particularly towards black court users — be they lawyers

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A memorial in a church dedicated to an 18th century slave owner who was "instrumental in quelling" a slave uprising in Jamaica has been deemed racist and offensive and should be removed. The Consistory Court of the Diocese of Salisbury has granted a faculty permitting the removal of the memorial to

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Irish barrister Mark O'Brien O'Reilly has joined London barristers' set Francis Taylor Building (FTB) following the completion of his 12-month pupillage. FTB is a barristers' chambers specialising in planning, environmental and public law.

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Criminal barristers in England and Wales are to end their indefinite strike later today after accepting the UK government's deal on legal aid fees. Fifty-seven per cent of barristers voted in a ballot to accept a 15 per cent pay rise, the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) said.

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Toppling statues is "violent" and protesters who take part in such acts cannot rely on human rights protections to avoid conviction, the Court of Appeal in England and Wales has ruled. The court was asked to clarify the law following the acquittals of the ‘Colston Four’ in January, when

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Criminal barristers in England and Wales have agreed to vote on ending strike action following discussions with the UK's justice secretary, Brandon Lewis. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) will re-ballot members following meetings with Mr Lewis and his decision to offer a package of further reforms

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